I am a big fan of American Family Radio (AFR) and listen to it daily. One of my favorite features is "JJ and Ron in the Morning" (from 6:00 - 9:00AM). Five years ago yesterday JJ and his wife Melanie's 5 year old son, Cooper, was killed while he and JJ were riding on a dune buggy. It was very tragic and JJ and Melanie have written the above book to share their story of grief in the hopes of ministering to others. I have not read the book yet but I have seen the documentary, Flame On, that they did 2 years ago where much of the book is talked about. I cannot recommend it enough! If you or someone you know is grieving a loss, especially of a child, you might want to get this book and give it to them as a gift. You can order it here from AFR.
Just a quick update on the house construction. It was a busy week but you might not can tell that by the above photos. The footings were dug (middle photo) and filled for the regular foundation and hopefully the regular foundation will be poured the first of the coming week. It's needs a good rain on it first and it appears that the good Lord is going to do just that today. Many of you have questioned me about the "block foundation" and I think the best way to tell you is just to say that by having a block foundation it allows us to have steps leading up to the front door. A regular foundation does not allow that, the front door is ground level. Our house will be raised about 3 feet. Maybe that helps you to understand a little better. And, might I add, it takes much, much longer to build a block foundation, thus, we're in our 5th week of construction and nary a stud has gone up yet. But, it won't be long now and then you will really be able to see progress. I can't wait!